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Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
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No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
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Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
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Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
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Rod Lott February 19th, 2008



Reviewer's grade: C-


Might as well jump ... to whatever's playing next door at the multiplex, should your ticket stub read "Jumper." Although this problem-plagued production (its leads were replaced two months into filming) isn't a disaster, a mess is still a mess. Anti-actor Hayden Christensen ("Awake") plays a young man who can teleport himself in the blink of an eye, out of danger and atop world monuments.


Who among us hasn't wanted to enjoy a Subway footlong while sitting in a beach chair on the head of the Great Sphinx of Giza? While he largely uses this power for good (or at least to catch the best surf waves), he also uses it to bankroll a lavish lifestyle, and his crimes bring him to the attention of a man (Samuel L. Jackson, still slumming) whose job it is to extinguish these "jumpers."


Ninety minutes feels like, oh, 120, so look (for something better to see) before you leap. —Rod Lott

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